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Old 21 August 2006, 06:33   #1
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Credit where Credit is due.

I know PWCs get a lot of bad press, but when I was singlehandedly recovering a mate's RIB last night, (long story), two members of a family jetski-ing and messing with a ringo in Warrenpoint harbour reversed the van and trailer down the slip and and attached the winch strap to the RIB after I drove up to the trailer and then proceeded to winch me up onto the trailer, just so I did not have to tie the boat up, get the trailer reversed and generally run round like a demented chicken.

So well done those complete strangers, helping someone who was dreading his first single handed retrieval.

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Old 21 August 2006, 08:33   #2
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Agreed !

Picked up a plastic bag in the Solent once , cutting out engine ! First craft to offer assistance was a PWC .......Bern

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Old 21 August 2006, 10:02   #3
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I've seen bad things from all sail, power and ski but also good

I guess it's like most things you always remember the ones that p15s you off and never the ones that lend a hand.

Must admit though that it's hard to remember the last good thing a ski rider did for me.
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Old 21 August 2006, 12:53   #4
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similar experience yesterday launching at Loe on my own . My 4wd is in the garage and its a slip where My transit isn't great for launching . The jetskiers stood by helped me push the boat off the bunks and then held onto it while i parked . Without them I would have had to wait at least another half hour for the tide .

Thanks Guys
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